Positivo Mozambique is an organization that creates awareness and educates communities through art and culture. In the last 14 years Positivo Mozambique has contributed significantly in increasing the amount of people in the local community to undertake HIV testing, reducing discrimination and increasing knowledge about HIV. The primary way we implement this is through music, however our other methods also include theater, painting, radio shows and cinema.
Our methodology uses participative interventions to enable the target group to create solutions and dialogue to social issues encountered locally. Positivo Mozambique helps the target group transmitting their solutions and dialogues through artistic expression and to local audiences.
Positivo Mozambique´s sustainable activities focus on supporting local community-based organizations and vulnerable groups, implement, manage and fund their own activities in three different areas: Assisting people with HIV or other diseases to stay on the treatment and improve their life conditions (including nutrition programmes), Implementing Income Generation Activities through producing natural products with added value (ex: peanut butter, natural juices, honey, dry matapa, chicken) or promoting and selling cultural products (ex: Galeria Timbila), Developing children’s centers and schools.
Positivo Mozambique is mainly composed of artists, activists and teachers, and is 100% non-profit.
Our vision is to dedicate our enthusiasm and passion to work with local communities, to educate and increase awareness about all social issues.
Positivo Mozambique has gathered great momentum lately, having expanded to Malawi and Spain, having undertaken workshops in South Africa.
Actual executive members:
Hélio Vanimal - Director of International Affairs
Daniel Nhamaze - HIV Department
Hadija Bacar - Secretary
Pierre Dufloo - Treasurer
Luís Duzenta - Vice President
Roland Pickl - President
Additional Founding Members:
Darren Clark MBE
Funding Partners since 2007:
GIZ (German International Cooperation)
PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, USA)
CNCS (National Nucleo of HIV Prevention of mozambican government)
CARE International in Mozambique (Canada)
NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION (South Africa)
STIFTUNG UMVERTEILEN (Berlin, Germany)
FRENCH EMBASSY (Maputo, Mozambique)
VSO (Volunteer Service Overseas, UK)
PEACE CORPS (USA)
PROCULTURA (Camões Institute of Cooperation and portuguese language, PT)
CCS (Mozambique, USA)
MAMA AFRICA - MOZAMBIQUE (Germany)
CDC (Center of Disease Controls and Prevention, Mozambique)
HEALTH FOCUS (Germany)
XARXA SOLIDÀRIA (Barcelona, Spain)
COULD YOU CUP (USA)
German Embassy (Maputo, Mozambique) & CCMA (German Mozambican Culture Center, Goethe Institute)